Hi Guys, I am new to this site and I hope I am entering this in the correct forum! I have collected WW1 militaria on and off for a number of years and recently purchased this pickelhaube for restoration. The ball has been permanently attached and the fron plate looks homemade; I suspect this may have been used as a fire brigade helmet at some point?
It is dated 1904 / 1909 and is stamped BA V11 AND MA.
It also has three paper labels glued on top of each other; I have uploaded photos of two of them.
It also has a round ink stamp in the crown, but this is too faded to read.
Could anyone please tell me if there is any way of telling if this would have started life as a kubelhaube or not?
I am also keen to find out which units would have been within BAV11 (Munster I think?)
All info will be greatly received!